Bonsai plants are famous for their small, intricate shapes and their exotic appeal. But did you know there’s a lot of ancient lore about the supposed magical powers of these tiny trees? Did you know that bonsai trees play a central role in multiple mythological tales of gods, monsters and heroes? Here are some of the most intriguing examples.
In ancient India, bonsai trees were believed to be inhabited by benevolent spirits. People would place them in the corners of rooms and on balconies in order to draw (more…)